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Aaron Swartz Day

Published November 8, 2013

In memory of our dear friend and collaborator, Aaron Swartz, whose social, technical, and political insights still touch us daily, Noisebridge and the Internet Archive will be hosting a reception on what would have been Aaron’s 27th birthday, Friday, November 8, 2013.

Video highlights:

Lisa Rein - co-founder of Creative Commons

Carl Malamud - Carl Malamud is a technologist, author, and public domain advocate, known for his foundation

Cindy Cohn - Legal Director EFF Cindy discussed the progress in CFAA (Computer Fraud and Abuse Act) reform, namely, “Aaron’s Law" that was introduced by Zoe Lofgren in the House of Representatives. The FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests regarding the release of Aaron's FBI and Secret Service files, and MIT’s obstruction of the release of those files.

Kevin Poulsen - Investigations Editor, Wired Magazine Kevin discussed the several FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests regarding Aaron's FBI and Secret Service Files that are currently pending, and what results he's received so far.

Brewster Kahle - Founder and Digital Libararian, Internet Archive Brewster discussed the over 1 million academic articles (jstor, arxiv), the almost 1 million court cases that are now live online , and also the archive's new tools that recently went live for preserving privacy and downloading torrent files.

Yan Zhu - Hackathon Organizer Yan discussed the organization and the goals of the worldwide Aaron Swartz memorial hackathons.

Garrett Robinson and James Dolan - Garrett Robinson, Lead Developer, Securedrop and James Dolan, Project Maintainer, SecureDrop, Freedom of the Press
Foundation discussed SecureDrop, an "Open Source Platform for Whistleblowers," whose development has now been taken over by the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

Virgil Griffith - Tor2Web

Paul Sawaya - Formatting Aaron Swartz's Writings

Closing comments from Brewster Kahle and Lisa Rein

Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English


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